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Time to tear down 24 Sussex

Jan 15, 2019 / 10:35 am

By Aaron Wudrick Imagine your house was 150 years old, and hadn't seen major renovations in 50 years. Imagine it still had asbestos in the walls —...

Focus on affordability

Jan 15, 2019 / 10:29 am

By Premier John Horgan Our government welcomed 2019 by announcing that 240,000 lower-income families will get the help they need with prescription drug costs....

Whistling in the wind

Jan 3, 2019 / 10:37 am

By Bill Whitelaw A common T-shirt reads: "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Whistler, B.C., Mayor Jack Crompton is wearing a neon version these...

Some resolutions for BC

Dec 31, 2018 / 11:50 am

By Dermod Travis It's that time of year again to propose a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political class, and this year there's a bit of...

Horgan's year-end message

Dec 26, 2018 / 9:00 am

By John Horgan The beginning of a new year is a time to look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead, while taking stock of the accomplishments and...

Baby, it's too cold outside

Dec 18, 2018 / 2:45 pm

By Peter Menzies The removal from air play of the newly controversial 1940s hit Baby, It's Cold Outside represents a noteworthy shift in the way media...

Culture of entitlement

Dec 14, 2018 / 1:52 pm

By Dermod Travis It would seem Animal House has closed at the B.C. legislature in favour of a new production – A Taste of Shakespeare – with scenes...

CleanBC our time to shine

Dec 11, 2018 / 11:30 am

By Michelle Mungall I love British Columbia, and I want to protect what makes it so special - for now and for the future. As a new mother and as B.C.'s...

Canada's zombie media

Dec 7, 2018 / 9:00 am

By Peter Menzies A little over nine years ago, in the midst of the chaotic collapse of the Canwest media empire, CHCA-TV of Red Deer, Alta., died. It was...

Time to turn off the pumps?

Dec 6, 2018 / 10:33 am

By Bill Whitelaw Maybe the oil and gas sector should take a page from the postal workers' playbook and implement rotating strikes. Look how fast Ottawa...

Why self-checkouts suck

Nov 27, 2018 / 11:57 am

By Sylvain Charlebois Grocers have always had a love-hate relationship with technology, which may explain why most of our self-checkout experiences are poor....

Why marriage still matters

Nov 27, 2018 / 11:51 am

By Peter Jon Mitchell Dating apps abound - and the new Facebook Dating is getting into the game in Canada - but all the technology in the world hasn't...

Dazed and confused

Nov 21, 2018 / 9:00 am

By Fergus Hodgson You might wonder how legislators could lose money by legalizing and taxing an addictive substance. Behold, Canadian officials have outdone...

Spending out of control

Nov 20, 2018 / 12:58 pm

By Jason Clemens, Jake Fuss and Milagros Palacios The next federal election is less than a year away. A lingering issue for the government, in particular Prime...

Trail of broken promises

Nov 19, 2018 / 4:39 pm

As Liberal MPs gathered in Kelowna for their convention, our Conservative B.C. caucus is asking British Columbians to consider the promises Justin Trudeau made...

Pot's benefits overstated

Nov 12, 2018 / 10:32 am

By Lee Harding Marijuana users want society to believe the very thing they've told themselves for years - that the highs of marijuana far outweigh its lows...

Cities should do less

Nov 8, 2018 / 10:09 am

By Matthew Lau Municipal spending in British Columbia is rising far too fast. According to a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the...

Time to dial down rhetoric

Nov 5, 2018 / 12:51 pm

By Dermod Travis Having survived two referendums in Quebec – the 1992 Charlottetown Accord and the 1995 referendum on independence – I feel I might...

Fall of a tech darling

Nov 1, 2018 / 9:00 am

By Dermod Travis Istuary Innovations is back in the news this month and not for particularly good reasons. Founded by Sun Yian, Istuary rolled into B.C. or out...

Giving up on climate?

Oct 31, 2018 / 9:00 am

By David Suzuki The U.S. president may think global warming is a hoax perpetrated by China, but his administration has concluded Earth’s average...

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